JOSEPH “MCCLØZKEY”, a native of the Greater Philadelphia Area, began skateboarding at the age of 5. Introducing him to photography at 9 years old, this outlet allowed him to express his love for street art and skate culture. After a creative hiatus while attending university in Philadelphia for two years, JOSEPH had then entered the fine art world. Inspired by modern design aesthetics and the vibrant colors of street art, he began to develop painting styles which allowed him to translate messages of raw emotion that pertain to his life. His signature Roman numeral encrypted language concept emerged soon thereafter. The concept translates with any traditional T9-style cellphone keyboard, where each number represents a letter, and those letters compile words. JOSEPH’S works can often include colorful abstractions which are inspired by music and abstract expressionist artists such as Willem de Kooning. In mixed media works, he implements photographs of celebrities & cultural icons to relate the emotion of the painting to the photo of the person. "Every day I continue to find inspiration from close friends, acquaintances, notable people and most importantly whats around me. My life goal is to not only give people art that makes them happy but to give the viewer something to relate to. As art has done a lot for my life and brought me great happiness and positivity, I wish the same for you. Thank you for all of your continued support and interest.
PHONE 610 - 392 - 0564
EMAIL mcclozkey @ gmail.com